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I have a Lemon sprout (Aprox 2 months old) that is getting tiny yellow dots on its leaves.
3 days ago I have move them from indoor climate to outdoor climate (Dallas TX). Soil is moisturized. (No direct sunlight). Temperatures around 90F

The affected leaves are the first 4 leaves the it gets when it sprouts.

Thanks in advance!

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Hiya Carlos!

I'm not sure if there's anything to worry about, but here's some stuff you might find useful:

In the permies community, Sara Rosenberg is growing a Zone 8 Food Forest in Fort Worth, Texas, so she might be a good person for you to get in touch with.

I did a bit of searching, and I found a couple articles about lemon tree growing in North Texas: here and here.

This is a flowchart for identifying nutrient deficiencies in plants:

A chart for identifying nutrient deficiencies:

A Guide for Identifying nutrient deficiencies:

And a climate map of Texas:

And a hardiness map of Texas:

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Hey Carlos! After a little research, I think those yellow dots on your lemon tree leaves could be oil glands called nectaries, and I think your lemon tree looks healthy. The following text and image taken from http://blog.growingwithscience.com/2015/11/plant-science-inside-the-plant/

The leaves of certain plants will have some features not found in all plants. For example, the yellow bumps on the leaves above are specialized glands called nectaries. In this case they occur outside of flowers, so they are also called "extrafloral nectaries. "The bright specks in this lemon leaf are glands filled with citrus oils. The spots are sometimes called "pellucid dots" because they light up when the sun shines through the leaf.

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